The Class SOM Survey 2008

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Alternative title

Klass-SOM 2008

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute

Research principal

University of Gothenburg - SOM Institute rorId


The Class SOM questionnaire consisted of typical SOM questions about politics, society, media and leisure habits but also a large set of work-related questions.
The study was carried out alongside National SOM 2008


The purpose of the survey is to explore working life and job conditions in Sweden

Data contains personal data



Method and outcome

Unit of analysis


Individuals aged 16-85 years and residing in Sweden

Time Method

Sampling procedure



Number of individuals/objects


Response rate/participation rate


Data format / data structure

Data collection
  • Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire: paper
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 2008-09-19 – 2009-02-02
  • Data collector: Klangen försvarsmedia
  • Sample size: 4000
  • Number of responses: 2374
  • Source of the data: Population group
Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden

Lowest geographic unit


Highest geographic unit


Administrative information

Responsible department/unit

SOM Institute


  • Funding agency: Swedish Research Council
  • Funding agency's reference number: 2007-2320
Topic and keywords

Research area

Political behaviour and attitudes (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Social sciences (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)

Sociology (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)

Political science (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)

Media and communications (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)

Media (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Labour and employment (CESSDA Topic Classification)


Oskarson, Maria,Bengtsson, Mattias & Berglund, Tomas (eds.) (2010). En fråga om klass: levnadsförhållanden, livsstil, politik. SOM report nr 49. Malmö: Liber. ISBN: 978-91-47-09507-0.
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ISBN: 978-91-47-09507-0

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Published: 2016-04-13
Last updated: 2019-02-05